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Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in D.C. | 0 comments

DC Health Link Delays One Exchange Function

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, it was announced in a press release that the DC Health Link Will Open for Business October 1, but while many core features will be available, one function will not be deployed.

According to the press release:

DC Health Link is not currently deploying the function that makes new Medicaid eligibility determinations and calculates tax credits for purchase of private insurance due to a high error rate discovered through extensive systems testing.

People seeking Medicaid coverage or tax credits will be able to use DC Health Link to create an account and submit an online application. Their initial eligibility determination will be completed off-line by experts.

Those people who have submitted applications will automatically receive an eligibility determination for tax credits in early November.

New information is being released every day. Follow this blog to receive updates as new information is released in the District of Columbia.

Jillian Carlile
Research Analyst & Health Exchange know-it-all

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